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2014-09-04 03:30:35

Jim Banke, NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate Flying high above the California desert, NASA researchers recently took to the skies for the second year in a row with a DC-8 and other aircraft to study the effects on emissions and contrail formation of burning alternative fuels in jet engines. This follow-up set of Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions flight tests, known as ACCESS II, repeated a similar series of tests flown during 2013, while also adding...

2014-09-04 08:24:07

OCI Solar Power and EPC partner Mortenson Construction switch on 39 megawatts and begin construction of an additional 105 MW for Texas. SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OCI Solar Power is adding 145 megawatts (MW) of solar power to Texas' energy mix this year that will generate power for approximately 25,000 homes annually. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140903/142620 "The progress we're making with the opening and construction of new projects means more than...

2014-09-03 23:10:07

Proving that there are US solar success stories to celebrate, Solar Energy Corporation marks its 40th anniversary in the industry in 2014. Ewing, NJ (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Starting from modest beginnings in a small farm building on the outskirts of Princeton, NJ, as a direct response to the 1973 oil crisis, Solar Energy Corporation (SOLEC) established itself as a science-first organization, devoting much of its time and resources to R&D, developing novel solar collector designs,...

2014-09-03 23:02:16

The Solar Energy Industries Association announces the first-ever dedicated symposium on the solar heating and cooling (SHC) sector at Solar Power International, the solar industry’s most powerful, comprehensive educational conference and product exhibition. Washington DC (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 On October 20 and 21, Solar Power International, the solar industry’s most powerful, comprehensive educational conference and product exhibition, will offer its first-ever dedicated...

2014-09-03 16:23:29

The 69.5 MW DC Javiera solar photovoltaic power plant, located in the Antofagasta Region, will supply power to Los Pelambres copper mine (in the Coquimbo Region) through the Central Interconnected System. BELMONT, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading global provider of solar energy services, and Los Pelambres mine, today announced that they have reached an agreement for the long-term sale of power to Los Pelambres. The mine is owned by...

2014-09-03 08:24:13

Distribution Agreement Covers 24 Megawatts of LG Mono X® and Mono X® NeON Panels through 2015 ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics USA has joined forces with solar industry leader Borrego Solar Systems Inc. to significantly expand the presence of LG's high-efficiency solar modules in the U.S. commercial market, the companies announced today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140902/142087 Under the agreement, LG will supply 24 megawatts (MW)...

2014-09-02 08:36:23

Research is Published in the Royal Society of Chemistry's Journal of Materials Chemistry A. RED BANK, N.J., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In making a solar cell, scientists etch nanoscale spikes into a silicon wafer in order to maximize its surface area and consequently to maximize the amount of sunlight to reach it. Metal particles have been used as a catalyst in this process because etching is much accelerated near metal particles. Initially, gold had been the metal of choice. But...

2014-09-02 08:22:52

GUELPH, Ontario, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. ("Canadian Solar" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that it supplied Conti / SunDurance with 11 MW of solar modules during the second quarter of 2014. For this 11MW order, Canadian Solar delivered to the Conti Group in total 37,202 pieces of CS6X solar modules in 6 x 12 cell matrix with UL 1000V certificate. During their 25 year life span, these modules...

2014-09-01 23:01:38

The North America Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Market report defines and segments the Solar Photovoltaic (PV) market in North America with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-solar-photovoltaic-pv-4944369644.html (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 The North America Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Market report defines and segments the Solar Photovoltaic (PV) market in North America with analysis and forecast of revenue. The Solar Photovoltaic (PV)...

2014-09-01 12:21:06

DUBLIN, Sept. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Solar Energy Market in India 2014 - 2022" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 India has set a target of achieving overall solar energy installed capacity of 20,000 MW by 2022. As per the estimates in this report, this creates an opportunity of US$ 41.73 billion in the solar energy market in India up to 2022. The solar energy market in India has started...


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Incoming Solar Radiation Impacts By Various Weather Cycles
2012-07-23 11:19:47

The above image looks at the month of March for the three cycles known as Normal Phase, El-Nino, and La-Nina. The data was recorded for the city of Austin Texas. Remember this is just data for one month during these cycles. Normal: During this cycle incoming solar activity was upwards to 60% efficient for the month, producing enough solar energy that only 40% of the month would have not had strong incoming radiation. EL-Nino: This phase provided the area with an extended number of...

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